Written to help you do a better job of managing your personal and family financial affairs and to help you get more for your money. You get ideas on saving, investing, cutting taxes, making major purchases, advancing your career, buying a home, paying for education, health care and travel, plus much, much more. Special issues cover the latest information about car buying (December) and Mutual Funds (March and September).
Certainty Is a Blessing
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
HOPE FOR THE BEST, PLAN FOR THE WORST • Resolve to start the New Year better prepared for whatever life delivers.
BAD NEWS FOR SUPER SAVERS • Low inflation keeps thresholds on retirement savings plans in check.
Save More for Health Care Costs
HOUSING MARKET WILL STAY STRONG IN 2021 • But the pace of home sales could slow by the end of the year.
GET IN LINE FOR COLLEGE AID
BRIEFING • INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKETS AND YOUR MONEY.
WHERE TO INVEST IN 2021 • With the election in the rearview mirror, investors can turn their full attention to the economic recovery and progress on the pandemic.
Expect Above-Average Gains • Stephanie Link is chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower Advisors.
8 STOCKS TO BUY NOW • These shares are poised for gains in 2021.
…AND 5 TO SELL
The Best and Worst Presidents for Stocks • Presidents don’t make or break the market by themselves, but they do have an impact.
Best 401(k) Funds From Vanguard • Use our guide to the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.
Build a Bond Ladder • Use these ETFs to navigate a tricky market and manage cash flow.
THE WEEK Junior is a delightful Holiday surprise for kids! • What’s inside The Week Junior?
Bonds Will Deliver in 2021
A Foreign Fund With Flair • This team of managers identifies exceptional growth companies.
Investing in a Recovery
My 10 Stock Market Picks for 2021
Bets on Industrials and Tech Pay Off
Find Higher Yields for Your Cash • Interest rates are scraping bottom, but here’s a road map to accounts that will help your money grow.
Build a CD Ladder
GET A HIGH RATE ON THE GO
What the New President Means for Your Money • President-Elect Biden wants more consumer protections and perks for the middle class and seniors.
Strategies to Tackle Debt • Millions of Americans facing furloughs and layoffs turned to credit cards to stay afloat. Here’s how to get out from under burgeoning balances.
Tap Your Home Equity?
Credit Cards With Flexible Rewards
Your Guide to Roth Conversions • Like marriage, converting a traditional IRA to a Roth is not a step that should be taken lightly.
How to Contribute to a Roth
A Legacy Your Children Will Love
Peering Past the Pandemic
Give Your Budget Some Love • Think of it as a flexible tool to prioritize—and achieve—your goals.
A Household Budget Worksheet • Use this budget template as a starting point for tracking your income and spending. For frequency, decide whether you want to track weekly, monthly or annual amounts. You can download an interactive version of this worksheet at kiplinger.com/kpf/budget.
The ABCs of Yields • What the number in front of the percentage sign really means.
Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks
How to Socialize Safely at Home • BEING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING COVID was easier last spring and summer, when you were able to feel reasonably safe gathering outdoors at sidewalk cafés and restaurants, picnic areas, and porches and patios. Now, with the pandemic still raging and winter weather...